Cosmetic Dermal Fillers -- Things to Consider Before You Get Injectables

Cosmetic dermal fillers can help to restore your youthful looks instantly, and offer an alternative to pricey facelift surgery and other skin rejuvenation procedures. Many plastic and cosmetic surgeons are highly-skilled in performing the Liquid Facelift, a treatment that involves injecting more than one filler into different facial compartments. Cosmetic dermal fillers can be especially beneficial for aging skin, and are capable of eliminating crow’s feet, filling out deep wrinkles and creating a smooth, contoured appearance.

If you are looking for ways to improve your appearance and get rid of wrinkles, talk to a cosmetic surgeon about the different types of injectables available. Your surgeon can discuss the benefits and drawbacks of cosmetic dermal fillers and recommend a skin rejuvenation treatment plan that will help you achieve your goals.

Popular Types of Cosmetic Dermal Fillers

Some of the most popular types of cosmetic dermal fillers available in the United States are:

For more information about dermal fillers, please visit our injectable filler information guide.

Safety Precautions with Cosmetic Dermal Fillers

It’s important to consider the risks as well as the benefits of cosmetic dermal fillers during your consultation. Some injectables do have a higher risk of infection or skin sensitivity than others. Most do not require allergy testing. It’s very important that you are injected with a filler administered by a licensed and trained professional in a medical setting, and that the fillers used are FDA-approved. Some of the risks associated with certain types of dermal fillers include blood pooling beneath the skin, tissue death, loss of skin and infection at the injection site. However, these risks can be minimized when you are working with an experienced and qualified medical professional.

Expected Results with Cosmetic Dermal Fillers

Most cosmetic dermal fillers offer instant results so you will be able to leave the doctor’s office with a whole new look! It’s important to remember that most injectables are temporary so you will need touch-up treatments every few months in order to maintain results. Permanent fillers may trigger collagen production in the body, which can help you maintain a smooth, contoured appearance for up to a decade or more.

Hyaluronic fillers, including Restylane and Juvederm, do tend to disappear more quickly than other fillers so you can offset costs by purchasing a package or series. Keep in mind that hyaluronic acid fillers also create the most natural-looking results and can be used to plump up the lips as well as filling out wrinkles and lines.

Any swelling or redness you experience after your injectable filler treatment will subside within 24 to 48 hours, and you can reduce any tenderness with an ice pack.

Learn more about the latest cosmetic dermal fillers in our injectable filler information guide and set up a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you are a good candidate for a dermal filler treatment.